Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Incredible Sound Show Stories 16 - A Second Glance Through the Looking Glass

It took me a while to rip this volume (which I had to source first), sorry for that. After a few below par volumes, this one marks the return of the ISSS series to their usual level of quality.
This is an almost perfect comp in the line of the Bam Caruso Circus Days. Some blistering fuzz, some quasi Toy Town pop tunes all mixed to perfection. Only the reprise of "You better Run" is slightly out of place, IMHO. You'll love it!

Cast a second glance through the mirror here.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Incredible Sound Show Stories 15

This is again just a tease… Volume 15 never appeared officially and we don't even have an idea of the tracklisting… In any case, since it was probably made of unknown acetates, it would be extremely difficult to recreate. We are open to any help or hints, leave your comments.
Thanks, the Fuzzy Team.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Fools on the hill 25 : Class of '65 - 13 prep-rock wonders from the pre-fuzz ages

After our latest & monster FOTH post, here's our shortest comp ever! Prep-rock: This term was popularized via an article in the Breakthrough fanzine in 1984, where the field of "prep-rock" was given its first overview. This is music recorded by students at the private "prep" boarding schools found across the USA, especially in the Northeast. A remarkable number of prep school bands had albums released in the 1960s, the rich kids aspect making financing a minor problem. Dominated by cover versions, the albums seldom show much energy or originality, but are still enjoyable due to their period charm and atmosphere. The most classic prep-rock LP of all is the RISING STORM from the Philips Academy in Andover, MA. Despite the "Rich Kid" factor, you will still find this little collection a very interesting surprise… I did!

Jump back to '65 here.